Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fierce Blogs Spotlight - Jaco Benin's CD Launch

Today, Fierce Blogs, Inc. stumble upon a fresh talent!

I was invited to attend the CD launch of Jaco Benin held at Agave Mexicana Cantina. Armed only with a sack full of curiosity, I brought along the photographer of my blog site to the event.

I arrived on time at the venue with not much of a glitch and was greeted with warmth by the event organizers - PolyEast Records. A quick glance at my watch and noticed that Fierce Blogs arrived 15 minutes earlier. This would probably be a long wait before the event starts, I mused to myself.

Boy, I was wrong! The event started 5 minutes after call time (a first for me in the entertainment industry). 

Then came the artist...

Jaco Benin CD Launch
He is for sure a looker, but can he sing? That was the biggest question I have!

After the artist was introduced to the media and bloggers, I noticed a promise that this will not be an awful event. Just before hitting the stage, Jaco was handed over a guitar which he immediately strung to check the tune. A little adjustments here and there, he gazed at the audience and throw a charming smile. It was during that moment when I realized that most of the people who were next to my table suddenly flocked the small stage.

At this point I can barely see the artist. This is again a good sign.

Then it was his moment to sing and bring it on!

Jaco Benin on Fierce Blogs Spotlight

Jaco Benin on Fierce Blogs

How was it? His voice is gentle yet powerful to stress the message of the songs. His vocals has the ability to caress the melody with passion and conviction. Conviction did I say? How much can a 21-year old man experience in the romance department for him to convey the songs with much gusto and persuasion? It is innate, I'd say, for a youngster to deliver songs of love with real emotions of being in love. That is a rare trait in our local music industry.

Jaco Benin Live on Fierce Blogs

As the title of his CD suggests, Ako Naman, it is indeed the time for Jaco's sound to be heard. He may not have an immense vocal range like most artists of his genre have but his soul and rhythm resonates uniqueness. The simplicity of his voice makes him extraordinary compared to the flair of his contemporaries. And for that, I give him the credit for being a standout in terms of his rare musicality - A laid back acoustic sound that does not bore.

Then came the Q&A session with the bloggers.

Jaco Benin on Fierce Blogs

I only wanted to ask 1 question which I eventually did.

Q&A Fierce Blogs - Jaco Benin

Fierce Blogs - "When you were starting, do you have to go through a series of auditions to land a gig? Or you being the son of Joey Benin paved the way for opportunities you have now?"
JB - "You know, I am just really blessed. I only went to 1 go-see and got in. Opportunities came and, I am just thankful."

That for me is a true humble artist!


Jaco Benin's CD is already out in the market nationwide and priced at only Php 199.00. The CD has 6 songs: Salamin, Sa Aking Alala, Sa Puso Ko (my fave), Torete, Prinsesa & Luningning.

You can also see him live during his mall tour:

    * April  16 - Robinsons Imus, Cavite
  •     April 17 - Robinson Metro East
  •     April 29 - Robinson Manila
  •     May 1 -   Robinson Sta. Rosa Laguna
  •     May 8 -   Robinson Starmills, Pampanga
  •     May 14 - Robinson Novaliches
You can also visit his website here, Facebook Like Page. You may also follow him on Twitter here.

All photo courtesy of Jason Abrera for Fierce Blogs, Inc.


Anonymous said...

so you are the fierce blogger! Nice to meet you! VINCE

bennie on April 01, 2011 12:07 AM said...

Looks interesting. I'll check his CD tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Div - Interesting post. You are indeed a good blogger.

Anonymous said...

hmmm... interesting? well i'd say as blog reader i cant feel the artist, well heck, he's a singer so i gotta hear him first before i can write any further... judging from the looks.... maybe not... sorry

Anonymous said...

I got his cd and I have been playing it for days already.

PolyEast Records on April 02, 2011 12:53 AM said...

Thanks to the Fierce blogger. More power!

ivya said...

he's a really cute kid...i liked him the first time he was introduced on of course i've always been a fan of side a...great job again fierce blogs!

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